Dubai luxury holidays attract millions of tourists to this mesmerizing division of the Middle East each year, and although it is well-known for its weird architecture, extravagant lavish hotels and shopping festivals, Dubai is not the first destination you would consider when thinking of a golf holiday. However Dubai is the playing field of the rich and famous, and has prided always itself on providing every potential magnificence experience for locals and foreign alike – golf is no exemption.
Dubai today boasts a little but remarkable options for courses. Algarve, America and France might remain the top destination for playing golf, but Dubai is becoming progressively more famous for those who prefer something a bit unusual from their golf holidays. There are original courses – they show a formidable challenge to professional and amateur golfers alike hosting an array of top flight intercontinental affairs each year, like Dubai Desert Classic.
Where to Play Golf in Dubai
A golf holiday in Dubai is incomplete without a visit and experience to the two of the most popular golf courses in the city Dubai: the famous Dubai Creek and the impressive Emirates Majlis. The impressive Emirates Majlis was the first grass golf course in the whole Middle East. Also recognized as “The Desert Miracle”, it is well-known for its Bedouin design clubhouse and very hard layout – it needs great skill to play sound in here.
The Emirates Golf Club today has a second golf course with the design made by Nick Faldo, the Wadi, which offers a very diverse but evenly exigent experience.
Although the Emirates Majlis might have arrive first, Dubai Creek is probably the most popular golf course in the city, and there so many luxury hotels in Dubai that take this golf course as a primary attraction. The Dubai Creek is a pleasure to play on, with rolling, long fairways that are spread with palm trees, and the impressive clubhouse is an architectural success that has a lavish gym and spa. It is a must-course to play on while on Dubai golf holiday.
Those two are the largest and most popular golf course in Dubai, however there are lots of others too. The Montgomerie provides a marvelous round of golf on a very wonderful course, well-known as one of the most attractive in the city. The clubhouse is the last word in sumptuousness, with a dining place that rests on a hundred, a sauna, gym, banqueting room and club bar.
For those who really prefer the experience of golfing in the desert, there is Dubai Desert Course in the Arabian Ranches, with the well-maintained greens alternating with carved scrapes of golden sand. It is a tight golf course that needs precision, but rewards cautious play.